12/01/2021 – MASKS
We have received the below guidance from the Qld Government. The information (in italics) means that;
- Games will go ahead as scheduled.
- All people entering must have a mask on,
- Masks can be removed once players commence warming up.
- Masks must be worm while on the bench and when practical i.e. If you are catching your breath you can wait until you catch your breath prior to putting on your mask.
- Referees can where mask if they like however due to the physical nature of refereeing a game, referees will have the option to wear a mask or not.
- No mask no entry.
“Please note further detail regarding restrictions specific to the sport, recreation and fitness industries:
- Face masks
- Individuals must carry a face mask at all times
- Individuals must wear a face mask covering their mouth and nose at all times, including:
o When in indoor spaces
o Entering, exiting or inside Major Sports Stadiums, unless the person is seated
o On public transport or in commercial passenger vehicles
- Individuals are required to wear a mask outdoors, when it is not possible to physically distance
- However, the requirements to wear a face mask do not apply:
o To a person engaged in strenuous physical exercise
Example – exercise in or above the aerobic zone including high-intensity interval training, cycling, running or team sport.
Please note, a person who removes their face mask must resume wearing the face mask as soon as practicable after the circumstance ends.
For more information regarding the wearing and use of face masks please visit the following website.”
08/01/2021 – 3-DAY LOCKDOWN
08/01/2021 – COVID LEVY
2020 was a year that has been like no other. We have encountered issues personal and professional that none of us would have ever forecast.
As you would have noticed during the year when we resumed, we were, and still are required to manage our members, competitions and venues safely in the context of an approved COVID19 safe plan. The expenses associated with the compliance has been marked. This expense has not been passed onto members since our resumption in July.
The expenses are related to;
- manage track and trace requirements
- venue sanitisation
- personal hygiene (sanitisation station at entry)
- purchase of wipes and alcohol based santiiser
- casual wages for additional staff to manage game day requirements 7 days a week
- daily cleaning of the stadium
To cover the increased expenses the association has carefully considered a range of options and will absorb $25,000 of the costs associated with managing a safe venue. For the remainder of the cost we will be implementing a levy to all players, for seniors an additional $20 and juniors $15. This will be applied to the annual player registration payments and once off for 2021.
Assuming circumstances return to some sense of normal at the end of 2021 application of the levy will be reviewed and where possible it will be removed for 2022 – it all depends on the circumstances the prevail towards the end of 2021.
We wish everyone a safe 2021 and are looking forward to seeing every back on court when we reopen on the 10th of January.
The industry plan for indoor sports venues (non stadiums queensland venues) has been updated. The major impact of this update is that all people (players, spectators, parents etc) attending venues are required to scan in using the QR codes, paper based sign in is no longer a accepted method. We will have iPad’s available at the main entry of the building to assist patrons entering the stadium to meet these requirements.